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This miniseries takes place between Sonic the Hedgehog #29Sonic the Hedgehog #30
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Tails Miniseries
Publication Details
Issue 

3

Date Published 

December 1995

Publishing Company 

Archie Comics

Production Staff
Cover Artist
Cover Colorist
Writer
Pencils
Inks
Letters
Colors
Editor
  • Scott Fulop
Managing Editor
  • Victor Gorelick
Editor in Chief
  • Richard Goldwater
First Appearances
Characters
  

Archie Tails Miniseries Issue 3 was the third and final issue of the Tails Miniseries.

Summary

Story One

"Southern Crossover" - Part Three

While recuperating in the Great Crater, Tails draws another page of "Tails to Astonish". Athair assures him that the page is fine and takes him to the statues of the Ancient Walkers, telling him about the origins of the Echidnas and Angel Island. He explains that the Great Crater was created when Angel Island rose to avoid the White Comet. He begins to talk about his family, but realizes there's no time to talk about that. Tails decides to rush ahead and get back to his mission. Athair begs him to wait, saying the Ancient Walkers wish to commune. Tails scoffs at the statues, only for them to come to life and seize him.

Back at Crocobot's headquaters, the supply blimp is ready to dock, Robotnik is still monitoring Crocobot's progress, and the Downunda Freedom Fighters are still trying to rescue Wombat Stu. To deal with the freedom fighters, Crocbot unleashes the CD-ROM Ram. Meanwhile, the Ancient Walkers channel through Tails to explain the history of Mobius. They recount the Coming of the Chaos Emeralds, the birth of Enerjak, and foretell The Great Harmony. Tails wakes from the trance to find himself healed, just in time to catch the falling Barby Koala, who had been bucked all the way to the Great Crater by CD-ROM Ram. Tails flies her back to Crocobot's HQ. There, Walt Wallabee has grown frustrated with their lack of progress against the ram and unleashes his explosive bomberangs on it, destroying the 'bot. Meanwhile, Crocbot gets blindsided by Tails and Barby, causing the mooring arm he was using to anchor the blimp to swing wildly, making the blimp crash. On the ground, Walt, Bill and Guru Emu watch it burn in shock.

Crocbot escapes while Barby is freeing Womabat Stu in his nuclear-powered Mega Mecha Tank, but even Guru Emu has had enough and he and Tails take off after the underboss, Guru armed with another of Walt's explosive bomberangs. The bomberang blows out one of the tank's treads, sending it and Crocobot into the Great Crater, the resulting nuclear cloud taking the form of Athair's smiling head. At the beach, Tails turns down the offer to join the Downunda Freedom Fighters, lamenting his inability to return to Knothole. However, Ray and Bottlenose arrive with a fixed Sea Fox for him. Delighted, Tails says goodbye to his new friends, vowing to tell the Knothole Freedom Fighters about them and that together they will bring down Robotnik's regime.

Quotes

  • Walt: "Time to dig deep, Freedom Fighters...deep into my pocket, that is..."


  • Tails: "Save your crocodile tears...it's over!"

Key Events

  • Tails is given a history of the echidnas by Athair and foretold the Prophecy of the Ancient Walkers.
  • Crocbot is attacked by the Downunda Freedom Fighters
  • With Tails' help, the blimp full of supplies is destroyed and Crocbot is forced to retreat.
  • Crocbot crashes into the Great Crater and presumably is destroyed.
  • Athair sheds his corporeal form when the explosion in the Great Crater occurs.
  • The Sea Fox is repaired by the Forty Fathom Freedom Fighters, and Tails returns to Knothole.

Background Information

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